Heroic fishermen save migrant toddler’s life

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KUSADASI, TURKEY - A terrifying journey with a tearjerker of an ending and it was all caught on camera.

Our story starts on the Aegean Sea, somewhere between Greece and Turkey, where a group of fishermen spot migrants floating in life jackets.

The boat's crew pulls the bodies from the cold water, including an 18-month-old boy named Mohammed Hasan, who was pale, cold and unresponsive.


"Brother, he is alive! He is alive! Brother, he is alive! My God, he is alive!" yelled one fisherman as they tried to clear the water from Mohammed's lungs.

The boy's rescuers took off his wet clothes and wrapped him in a dry blanket to combat hypothermia, likely saving his life.

Mohammed survived what we know all too well can be a death sentences, as it was for the Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in September.

However, thanks to the quick-thinking heroics of the fishermen, Mohammed's mother was able to offer this thank you: "You both gave him a second life. We are grateful to you. May God bless you."


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